Influenza Act will proactively save lives

December 2022

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BCHC supports the Protecting America from Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Act (the Influenza Act), H.R. 9476, recently introduced in the House by Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA). 

The Influenza Act is the first comprehensive effort to enact proactive federal policy changes to stop deaths from both seasonal and pandemic flu in our lifetime. It takes important steps to strengthen and modernize America’s seasonal and pandemic influenza infrastructure, including strengthening and diversifying vaccine development, manufacturing, and supply chain; promoting innovative approaches and use of new technologies to detect, prevent, and respond to influenza; increasing vaccine and therapeutics access and coverage across all populations; and authorizing sustainable funding for the influenza ecosystem. These advances will also improve the country’s readiness for other infectious disease threats.

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